[ILUG] Irish Broadband Wireless Connection
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Tue Jul 26 21:02:05 IST 2005
On Tue 26 Jul 2005 18:05, Conall O'Brien wrote:
> > >  And yes, I do know about things like Smoothwall to setup a Linux
> > > based router with minimal involvement, but I presume keeping the PC
> > > to be somewhat useful is also preferred.
> > How does smoothwall interfere with that?
> AIUI, SmoothWall  is a cut down Linux distro which asks you to flag
> your internal and external interfaces. It's designed to trnasform an old
> computer you happen to have lying around into a dedicated firewall and
> ShoreWall  otoh, is a firewall script generation kit for those who
> prefer not to mess with iptables and netfilter directly.
Apologies ... I was confusing the two.
I use shorewall as I find iptables almost as unintelligible as sendmail.
Probably written by the same Computer Scientist.
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